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A Deluxe Act: Gallagher connects the dots at MoMA

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Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05. © 2012 Ellen Gallagher and Two Palms Press. by Melissa Stern   Museum exhibitions curated by artists are always an interesting journey into the artist’s brain. Sometimes we find out things we really didn’t want to know, like a hidden passion for paintings of big-eyed children or a love of the color beige. Sometimes, however, we get to peer deeply into the artist’s mind and actually connect the dots of [&hellip
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The Green Guru

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Zissu0897.as by Paula Balzer How organic living expert and NYC mom Alexandra Zissu keeps her loft clean, cozy and eco-friendly Eco expert and author Alexandra Zissu’s West Village loft that she shares with her 6-year-old daughter Aili and her partner Olli Chanoff lets off a cozy air amidst its über-green ambitions. The walls are painted in soothing, muted shades, a mix [&hellip
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The World at Her Feet: Annabella Gonzalez celebrates 35th anniversary

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Annabella Gonzalez Dance started its 35th season on March 16. by Adam Rathe Despite being best known for her feet, Annabella Gonzalez first came to New York City on a Greyhound bus. The Mexican-born founder of Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, which is celebrating its 35th year with a weekend-long program March 16 and 17 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, came to New York one summer ostensibly to study theater, but left—returning [&hellip
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FRIENDS Honors 29 Years of East Side Preservation Efforts

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City Council Member Dan Garodnick with awardees Charles Biada, National Academy Museum & School, and Jane Stageberg, Bade Stageberg Cox Architecture. Honoring those seeking to restore, renovate and protect the historic qualities of the Upper East Side is the full-time job of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. The nonprofit celebrated its 29th annual meeting and awards ceremony Mar. 14 at 6 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design.   See Our Town next week for a special [&hellip
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The World At Her Feet

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Annabelle Gonzalez Dance is starting its 35th season on March 16th Annabella Gonzalez celebrates 35th anniversary By Adam Rathe Despite being best known for her feet, Annabella Gonzalez first came to New York City on a Greyhound bus. The Mexican-born founder of Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater, which is celebrating its 35th year with a weekend-long program March 16 and 17 at the Manhattan Movement and Arts [&hellip
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Crime Watch

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Courtesy of Buzz Bishop Not-So-Good Deed What should have been merely a touching example of a youngster helping out an elderly neighbor became the stuff of police reports last week. A 25-year-old woman jumped to the assistance of an 82-year-old man who was crossing a busy Upper West Side street last Thursday. By the time she had ferried the [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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Ahigial Lee Zhou plays chess at the P.S. 6 Chess Tournament 2012 on March 11. Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Grace Ragi HOSPITAL APPOINTS LGBT HEALTH LEADER Beth Israel Medical Center announced this week the appointment of nationally recognized LGBT health expert Barbara E.Warren, PsyD, as director of its newly established LGBT Health Services program. Warren will work to develop partnerships between the hospital and local LGBT organizations and continue [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

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Bike riders power their way up 122nd Street during the 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium bicycle race on March 10. CHARITY RACE FOR 4-YEAR-OLD WITH RARE DISEASE Hundreds of Upper West Siders came out last Sunday to support 4-year-old Rafaella “Rafi” Lily Kopelan, running a 5K in her honor through Riverside Park. Kopelan was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease that makes it difficult for skin to [&hellip
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Cuomo’s Victories a Shell Game

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by Alan S. Chartock Think of it this way: Democracy is hard to do. To achieve true democracy, you need to have an educated electorate. If citizens don’t know what their public officials are up to, they can’t make intelligent choices. In fact, they can be led around like donkeys. When that happens, public officials can [&hellip
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